ON TO VICTORY’S HURDLE DEBUT ALL SET FOR HAYDOCK WEDNESDAY
On To Victory was one of our most prolific Flat performers in 2017/2018 and is set to make his long awaited hurdling debut at Haydock on Wednesday in an Introductory Hurdle for horses that have not run more than twice in that discipline.
On To Victory‘s last run in public was behind stable companion Just In Time in the Mallard Handicap in September 2018, where he picked up a slight leg injury. His recuperation has gone very well and his work and schooling has been of the highest order in recent sessions. Tom Cannon will ride and just in case the British weather intervenes there is a back up entry as an insurance at Aintree on Saturday, in the event of Haydock not taking place, but at the moment it is all systems go.
KINGS ROYAL HUSSAR TO MAKE HURDLING DEBUT AT MARKET RASEN
Kings Royal Hussar will make his juvenile hurdling debut, all being well, at Market Rasen on Thursday December 5th and he has performed well in several placed efforts on the Flat. However, his schooling and work in recent weeks has been good and Market Rasen is turning out a lucky course for us and is always popular with our owners.
Fields Of Fortune, now under the care of Joe Tuite, has been disappointing but is due to take up an engagement at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening December 7th and his recent work has been excellent and a competitive run can be expected.
Fields Of Fortune has been somewhat of an enigma and this 5 year old, who promised so much finishing runner-up in his maiden at Sandown as a juvenile where Group 1 winner Accidental Agent was behind him and followed that up with an excellent run against subsequent Group horses at Newbury, has been extremely hard to win with and this has been frustrating for all concerned. However, he did redeem himself last year by winning over hurdles at Market Rasen, so a win on the Flat before this year end at Wolverhampton on Saturday would certainly be appropriate and if any man is capable of delivering it is our new trainer Joe Tuite.
A GREAT CHASING DEBUT FROM WHO DARES WINS AT KEMPTON
Our star team member Who Dares Wins ran a fantastic race in defeat to be beaten just half a length by Master Tommytucker, who is held in very high regard by winning trainer Paul Nicholls. Who Dares Wins put in an immaculate display of jumping throughout the race and there was nothing novicey about this performance. He got in a little bit tight at the last, which cost him possibly over half a length that he was beaten, but on the day was beaten by a better horse. The fact that the third horse was over 30 lengths behind speaks volumes for the form and that horse being Thomas Derby, who was second in the Supreme Novices Hurdle at this year’s Cheltenham Festival in March. Who Dares Wins‘ next race is likely to be towards the end of the year and will step up to two and a half miles. He continues to give his enthusiastic owners so much enjoyment.
We are delighted that he has been nominated for the Racehorse Owners Association Horseracing Awards 2019 for the category Flat Special Achievement.
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WHO DARES WINS STORMS TO VICTORY IN NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE
Who Dares Wins had been brought on with this race in mind since finishing second in the Chester Cup (a race in which he also finished third and fourth in the last 2 years as well) and everything went to plan for an excellent and well deserved win. Tom Marquand gave him a
fabulous confident ride, holding a good position in midfield before making a move 2 out and coming with a storming run to get up on the line winning by a head. This likable horse is owned by a small group of really keen racing enthusiasts and he has done them proud having now won 9 races and been placed on many occasions in some of the top races, both on the flat and over jumps. His earnings are now in excess of £286,000 and Tom Marquand has ridden him to victory 5 times.
Who Dares Wins started his winning ways as a 3
year old setting up a midsummer hat-trick under the care of Richard Hannon. He progressed to Alan King for a dual-purpose career and soon made his mark over hurdles winning two black type races, the prestigious Summit Hurdle at Doncaster by a wide margin and also the Listed Gerry Fielden Hurdle at Newbury. He has been in the money at two Cheltenham Festivals and also made the numbers at Aintree and placed at Royal Ascot. He also won the £50,000 Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket.
Who Dares Wins seems as good as ever this season backing up an excellent come-back run after 10 months off when third at Newbury before being an exciting second in the Chester Cup.